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Drupal 7 static content expire headers

The users browser don't cache static content, if your web-server don't sets the right expire or max-age headers. Drupal sets these headers for static content in the .htaccess file that comes with Drupal, if you have the expire Apache extension enabled.

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Drupal 7 performance cache expire apache2 server

Sending Drupal log enteries to syslog

In Drupal you can log message to the database, which is the standard way to log system events. On high traffic sites this can be come a bottleneck for the database server, so an alternative is to send the log message to the systems logging service.

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Drupal 7 Debian logging performance

Speed up MySQL on development laptop (SSD disk)

I had big problems synchronizing MySQL database form the staging and production servers to my laptop. It could take up to 15 minutes for an simple site... now it only takes around 35 seconds.

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MySQL Drupal 7 SSD performance
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